Quintinha da Música, Sunday, 24 October at 4pm: Lisbon String Trio plays two Schubert String Trios D.471 and D.581, Mozart’s Duo for violin and viola K.423, and Glière´s Duos for Violin and Cello op. 39.

The String Trio is a newly created ensemble, and comprises our old friend Varoujan Bartikian on cello, and two performers new to us, violinist Vadim Tsibulevsky and Samuel Barsegian on viola. As these performers are sometime members of the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon we can expect a performance of the highest standard.

For further information on the concert, and on all AHA events, please contact Peter on peterbooker1347@gmail.com

Tavira Library, Monday, 18 at 6pm: Andrew Kennedy, Space and The Kinship of Coincidence

Tavira Library, Friday, 5 November at 11am: Peter Booker, D Sebastião and the Iberian Union (please note the change of date).

Lagoa Library, Tuesday, 19 at 6pm: Andrew Kennedy, Space and The Kinship of Coincidence

Lagoa Library, Tuesday 26 at 6pm: Peter Booker, D Sebastião and the Iberian Union

Andrew Kennedy writes: “I will discuss themes taken from my recent book The Cosmology and People and the time travel solution: An Astrobiological Proposal (2020) on the future of humans when faced with the difficulties of interstellar travel. In particular, I will discuss coincidence as it appears in theories about the origins of our universe and how it connects the future to our present. I will discuss how coincidence is a property of this world and how it contributes to consciousness and why an understanding of coincidence will be required to voyage among the stars.”

Peter writes: “D Sebastião has some claim to have fought Portugal´s most ruinous battle, and in consequence to have brought about conditions for the union of the two Iberian kingdoms, under Spanish or Castilian leadership. What sort of person was this young man? Why did he embark on the doomed crusade in which the crowned heads of Catholic Europe steadfastly refused to join? What was the effect on Portugal and on the Portuguese Empire of his ill-starred adventure? Was the Iberian Union of any benefit to Portugal? And what is the story behind João Cutileiro´s modernistic statue of this king in the centre of Lagos?”